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Inspiring Future Women in Science Conference

Waterloo - The half-day Inspiring Future Women in Science Conference will bring together 200 women currently in high school and expose them to the rewards, challenges, and possibilities of a career in science.

Date: March 6, 2015

Location: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline St N
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5

Keynote speakers include:
· Rima Brek, Studio Production Director, Ubisoft
· Dianna Cowern, Physics Girl, Physics Outreach Coordinator, University of California, San Diego
· Roslyn Bern, President, Leacross Foundation

Panellists include:
· Sharon Beals, Sr. VP Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Maple Leaf Foods
· Christina Skublics, Software Engineer, Google
· Yelena Markovic, Medical Copywriter, Ogilvy CommonHealth
· Natalia Toro, Theoretical Physicist, Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute

Mentors include:
· Asimina Arvanitaki, Theoretical Physicist, Faculty Member, Perimeter Institute
· Jennifer Burnham, Manager Customer Growth and System Improvement, Union Gas
· Allison Hallam, Owner, SMRT Healthcare IT Consultant, SMRT Consulting
· Kelsey Hare – New graduate Health Informatics, Conestoga College
· Giana Houwer, Pharmacist, Pharmasave Hagersville
· Kathleen Forde, Program Manager, Corporate PMO D2L Inc.
· Shari Weech, Senior Aquatic Toxicologist, Minnow Environmental
· Lisa Willms, Optometrist and the Clinical Director of TLC Laser Eye Centers
· Marly Levene, Land Project Coordinator, Mattamy Homes
· Marina Mourtzakis, Medical Researcher and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

8:30 am – Arrival
9:00 am – Opening Remarks & First Keynote Speakers
10:00 am – Panel Discussion with Mentors including Q&A
11:00 am – Final Keynote Speaker
11:20 am – Speed Mentoring
12:15 pm – Delegates Depart

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach. @Perimeter

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